Video Sign - The Birds

ISU Theatre’s final production of the 2015-16 season, The Birds, will run for one weekend only in the Memorial Union Maintenance shop beginning on Thursday, April 28. Tickets for this comedy will be available through or at the door in the Maintenance Shop before performances as long as seats are available. Tickets can also be purchased at the M-Shop Box Office through April 22. Adults $18, seniors $16, students $11.

Auditions for ISU Theatre’s first production of the 2016-17 season will be held Saturday, April 23 from 1:30-3 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in 2140 Pearson Hall. Click here for more information!

A scholarship fund has been established to honor the memory of Patrick “Doc” Gouran by Iowa State University Theatre.  Gouran was a respected mentor, teacher, director, and actor. To contribute to this scholarship, please click this link. Contributed funds will be used to provide student scholarships. Read about the Alumni Association Inspiration Award bestowed on Patrick Gouran.

Program Overview

ISU Theatre provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in Theatre and the Performing Arts. This program prepares the student for graduate school, professional theatre training programs, and the teaching of Theatre at the secondary education level. Courses in Theatrical Design and Technology, Acting, Directing, History and Criticism provide the foundation for students in Theatre.

The activities of the Theatre area reflect Iowa State University’s commitment to excellence in teaching and creative activity. Its principle research mission is creative activity. By designing, directing, acting and writing for the Theatre both in their on-campus laboratory, Fisher Theater, and through guest residencies with other state, regional, national and international theatre companies, the Theatre faculty enhance their artistic and technological capabilities and enrich their effectiveness in the classroom.

Performing Arts graduates, in addition to a solid theoretical and experiential background in the areas of performance, theatrical design, dance and music, are prepared to meet the challenges of the work force or graduate school with their strengths in collaboration, creative problem solving, meeting deadlines and processing diverse input to yield cohesive output. Two required professional internships prior to graduation are vital to the student’s appreciation and practical understanding of the rigors of the field.

Students that have questions concerning advising should contact Jane Cox by calling 515-294-9766 or e-mailing